In a press conference held on Tuesday, the medical examiner announced that Gabby Petito died from strangulation.
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The full autopsy results come more than three weeks after her body was found in Grand Teton National Park, ending a grueling search for the 22-year-old woman, whose mysterious disappearance during a road trip with her fiancé sparked nationwide conversation.
On Sept. 21, Teton County Coroner Brent Blue announced that Petito died by homicide, but further findings about her cause of death were not initially disclosed.
Blue told members of the media on Tuesday that under Wyoming state law, he is unable to divulge many details of the autopsy. He declined to share whether Petito was manually strangled or if an item was used, however, he confirmed that her body was outside for three to four weeks.
He also added that Petito was not pregnant at the time that she died.
GAbby’s best friend spoke to People recently sharing that she believes Gabby’s relationship with Brain Laundrie was very toxic.
Hindsight always comes too late, as Rose Davis can attest. Looking back on it now, Davis believes her best friend Gabby Petito’s relationship with Brian Laundrie was the textbook definition of what she describes as “very toxic.”
“At the time, it just seemed like he was jealous,” says Davis, 21. “Honestly, it seemed like a jealousy problem, which I understood because, you look at Brian and then you look at Gabby and you’re like, ‘Gabby, you could have anyone in this entire world.'”
Davis continued: “He did have jealousy issues and that was apparent. I mean that you could see right through it when after you hang out with them just a few times.”
As of Tuesday, Laundrie has still not been located despite exhaustive searches in a Florida wildlife preserve, where he is believed to have gone hiking on the day that he vanished.
Authorities have yet to name a suspect in Petito’s disappearance and homicide.
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